. Landprints: The Garden Designs of Bernard Trainor, by Susan Heeger
INTERACTING with the local landscape is crucial to the design values of Bernard Trainor.
The use of local materials and native plants helps him bring the connection to the surrounding area.
Trainor was born in Australia and loved the landscape there. The patterns and colours that he grew up surrounded by influenced his future career path and his approach.
He left there to work with British garden designer Beth Chatto in England and later moved to California where all his education and life experiences found a cohesive blend in defining his approach to landscape design.
Author Susan Heeger provides the profile of this unique designer and examines 10 of his creations. Through stunning photographs and Heeger's text we can see the thought behind the patterns and the reasoning of the open vistas and focal points he creates.
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